Whatchado (https://www.whatchado.com/en/), an Austrian company, collected over 5000 stories from all kinds of professions (waiter, artist, designer, president, nobel laureate, NASA mission planner, ...), asking always the same 7 questions. Those interviews can be excessed by anyone (some interviews also available in EN). The major aim is to give orientation, and one of the questions, asks how that person happened to land in that certain position - there are various paths! You can also answer 14 questions and will be "matched" to persons with certain jobs that answered in a similar way.
How we think about (life-long) learning and higher education is, in my opinion, influenced by what you set out to become later on.
On the one hand, there is a vast possibility of career choices, many more future professional paths coming into the mix in the following years. On the other hand, kids and youngsters lack orientation of 1) what to become later on and 2) how to get there.
This questions of "What do you want to be when you grow up?" turns into something that pressures, rather than helps as you progress in your educational life. Also, the opportunities to potentially think and explore all professional paths are not equally distributed. If you live in a family of doctors, architects, artists, entrepreneurs, managers, creatives, etc. chances are that you can imagine different ways of professional life (usually the aspect of higher education playing a role). One usually doesn't think along the lines of higher education or higher-qualified jobs when you lack role-models in your life.